Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

The programme analyses and explores various and often inter-related processes that shape global geopolitics and geoeconomics, particularly in geostrategic regions. It focuses on cutting-edge theoretical concepts. It cultivates students’ analytical skills. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) and the Faculty. Students are encouraged to connect different fields of study and combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. Therefore, the programme is an excellent stepping stone for both future academic and professional career.

The GPS programme is part of the double degree scheme in collaboration with National Taiwan University (NTU). It offers a limited number of places to the students of both institutions. Based on the selection process organized during the first year, several GPS students will have a chance to get the second diploma in East Asian Studies at NTU during the second year.

Application submission deadlines

The applications deadline for the academic year 2020/2021 has now been extended!

Early-bird term for the application: 30. 06. 2020
The early-bird term is strongly recommended for visa-seeking students. Please be aware that it is the student's responsibility to obtain a visa before enrolling in the program.

Application submission deadline: 31. 08. 2020

Basic information

Programme Duration: 2 years

Language of Instruction: English

Academic Supervisor: PhDr. Michael Romancov, Ph.D. (michael.romancov@gmail.com)

Programme Coordinator: Mgr. Martin Riegl, Ph.D. (martin.riegl@fsv.cuni.cz)

Admission Administration: admissions@fsv.cuni.cz

Tuition Fee: 6 000 EUR per year

Reduction or Waiving the Fee: The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a set of scholarships and fee reductions. Conditions and terms can be found here.

Documents for Application: See the instruction via online application above.

Study Prerequisites: The programme is open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent). Prior study of political science, international relations or geopolitics is not required. However, excellent background in political science is an advantage.

Programme Structure: For the full course structure of the programme, please see the programme guidebook Karolinka.